Friday Update

Happy Friday! I hope that you all enjoy some rest and relaxation over the weekend.

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, November 21st – Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday, November 22nd – 1/2 Day, 12:15 dismissal

Friday, November 24th

  • Pro-D Day – No School
  • November book orders due
  • End of Term 1

Spelling and Phonograms:

Again, due to the short week, we will have no spelling or Phonograms

Bible Memory:

This is the last verse. We will spend a couple weeks working on the last verses and then I will be testing Bible memory.

Psalm 138:1-8

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. When I call, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth. And they will sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. For though the Lord is exalted, yet he regards the lowly. But the haughty he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me; you will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies and your right hand will save me. The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of your hands.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Remember to bring in your Home Reading on your assigned day

Pictures from The Last Couple of  Weeks:

Chilliwack Museum Guest Visit:

 

Playtime:

Performing in Chapel

Friday Update

A great week for sure! It started off a little chaotic on Monday with a scheduled Lockdown drill, in which the students all did a great job sitting quietly until we were released, even though we do tend to find it a little unnerving. What was unexpected was the Fire alarm going off almost immediately after we were released from lockdown. With confusion on their faces, they were immediately attentive and listened to instructions, which I was pleased with. As we were waiting outside for the Fire Department to arrive, standing in a line, trying to keep warm, one little comes over to me and says, “I really hope the school isn’t on fire, we haven’t finished our spelling list yet!” This made me chuckle as I thought, if the building is on fire, our spelling list isn’t really a top priority at this moment … oh so sweet!

On Wednesday we had a special guest from the Chilliwack Museum come for a visit. The kids found it very interesting to look at pictures, comparing the past with the present, as well as have some hands on experience with different artifacts from the past. We really enjoyed the time she came and spent teaching us.

And finally, we ended off the week with our Remembrance Day Assembly. It was a beautiful service honouring those who fought for our country. Such a blessing!

Dates to Remember:

Monday, November 13th – School Closed

Spelling and Phonograms:

No Phonograms or spelling list due to the short week. Enjoy a break 🙂

Bible Memory:

Psalm 138:1-7

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. When I call, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth. And they will sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. For though the Lord is exalted, yet he regards the lowly. But the haughty he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me; you will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies and your right hand will save me. ”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading – bring in your book on your assigned day
  • Please remember to send your kids dressed appropriately for the cold weather!

Quick Update

A quick update to say that because we have our Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, it is going to be a full dress uniform day. So this week we have two days of full dress – Wednesday and Friday.

One other update in our November schedule is on Nov. 22nd, we will have a half day. Please mark this on your calendars.

Thanks!

Weekly Update

Hello Parents, we are back up and running! I’m sorry for any inconvenience my blog being down caused, but I will once again be communicating in this way. Thank you for your patience.

We have had a busy week in Grade Two, but it has been a good one. We had Fall Dress Up on Tuesday, fun to see the kids all dressed in their fall colour play clothes. We had our Healthy Relationships Assembly on Wednesday, and we have also enjoyed some GoNoodling in the classroom to get our wiggles out and stretch in the classroom a bit, amongst lots of hard work in their also :).

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, Nov. 8th – “My Community” presentation special guest – a representative from the Chilliwack Museum is going to come in and share with us about communities.

Friday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly – 2-3pm

Spelling and Phonograms:

List will be introduced on Monday, and tested on Friday. We are bumping up to 20 words.

  1. bow
  2. letter
  3. soon
  4. very
  5. rich
  6. best
  7. zip
  8. brave
  9. face
  10. far
  11. sold
  12. told
  13. nine
  14. new
  15. spent
  16. block
  17. down
  18. dear
  19. formed
  20. end

oy, oi, ay, ai, wr, ow, ck, ie, oo, th

Bible Memory:

Psalm 138:1-6

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. When I call, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth. And they will sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. For though the Lord is exalted, yet he regards the lowly. But the haughty he knows from afar ”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Thank you to all who remembered to bring in Home Reading on assigned days. If you forgot this week, please try and remember. And to those who bring in home reading on Fridays, I apologize, I completely forgot to read with them. I will read on Monday with them as well as those who usually bring in their books on Monday.
  • Winter uniform has begun – no more shorts.
  • Please send your children dressed to school with appropriate clothing to be outside at recess and lunch. If it is cold we still go outside – mittens, tuques, jackets – all will keep them warm outside

Friday Update

The long weekend is here! I hope you all have a restful and family filled Thanksgiving weekend with lots of turkey or other delicious food. We have so much to be thankful for, something we have spent some time talking about this week.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, Oct. 9th – Thanksgiving – School Closed

Tuesday, Oct. 10th – Pro-D Day – School Closed

Wednesday, Oct. 11th – First Day of Full Dress Uniform

 

Spelling and Phonograms:

No spelling or phonograms this week due to the short week.

 

Bible Memory:

We will not be adding a new verse this week, but will continue to work on verses 1-4. Please make sure you are practicing with your child at home. It makes a significant difference.

Psalm 138:1-4

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. When I call, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth.”

 

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Thank you to all the parents who came out to our Spell to Write and Read seminar. Support at home is huge and so having an understanding of what your child is doing in class is so beneficial!
  • Pumpkin patch field trip permission forms have gone home. Please return them as soon as you can.
  • WITS information page went home yesterday with your child. We use the WITS program to help our students deal with conflict and problems they are having with peers. Ask your child about what WITS stands for and how they use their WITS.
  • I am just finishing up Individual Reading Assessments with all the students and then I will be setting up my Home Reading program. Please be watching for that.

Pictures from Our Week:

Lunch Buddies!

  

Group Games:

Outside Play:

 

SWR Parent Seminar Information

Just a reminder that our Spell to Write and Read parent seminar is today after school from 3:15-4:15pm in the Chapel.

If you have signed up for childcare you will need to pick up your child from the classroom and then take them down to the Resource Room so that you can sign them in and the childcare providers know who they are looking after.

Looking forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Friday Update

We have had a great week in Grade 2. From Knight Day on Wednesday, to Toonies for Terry and completing our Terry Fox Run, to all the excitement of watching all the construction going on right outside our window, it has been busy and fun. We tried different types of apples, and completed some writing using our 5 senses about apples, as well as doing some different science experiments. A full and good week.

It is hard to believe that we have finished the first month of school and are moving into October!

October Dates:

Tuesday, October 3rd – Spell to Write and Read Parent Information Session

Wednesday, October 4th – WITS Assembly

Monday, October 9th – School Closed – Thanksgiving

Tuesday, October 10th – Pro-D Day – School Closed

Monday, October 16th – Picture Re-takes

Tuesday, October 17th – Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Thursday, October 19th – Great Shake Out – Earthquake Drill

Friday, October 20th – Interims go home

Tuesday, October 24th – Thursday, October 26th – Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, October 27th – Scholastic book orders due

Tuesday, October 31st

  • Fall Dress Up
  • K-6 Soup Lunch

Spelling and Phonograms:

List will be introduced on Monday, October 2nd and tested on Friday, October 6th.

  1. low
  2. other
  3. men
  4. apple
  5. well
  6. late
  7. that
  8. them
  9. white
  10. paper
  11. cut
  12. sick

oa, oe, tch, ph, ed, ck, ui, ir, ie, igh

Bible Memory:

Please be practicing this with your child at home. I will be testing the students once we have completed the whole passage. Thank you!

Psalm 138:1-4

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. When I call, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Thank you so much to everyone who brought in toonies for Terry. We as a class raised $42 for cancer research
  • Please update and return your comfort kit. Deadline is Oct. 2nd – that is on MONDAY!
  • Spell to Write and Read Seminar for Parents – we will be hosting a seminar for you to come and learn about our Spelling and Phonograms program. It will be on October 3rd from 3:15-4:15. Childcare will be provided, but in order for us to have enough staff to provide childcare I need you to let me know how many children you will have with you in need to childcare. Send me an email, or put a note in your child’s planner. Thanks so much!

Pictures from Our Week:

Examining a Wasp Hive

Science Experiments

Terry Fox Run

    

Weekly Update

Hello! Just want to say thanks to all the parents that came out for our Parent Welcome Night. It was great to connect with you. It has been a good and busy week. On Wednesday we had our first fire drill, and the Grade 2’s did a great job. They were quick to stop what they were doing, listen, and follow instructions. I hope you all enjoy your long weekend!

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, September 27th

  • Knight Day
  • Scholastic Orders due – I will be placing the order at the end of the day

Thursday, September 28th – Toonies for Terry

Spelling and Phonograms:

List will be introduced on Monday, September 25th and tested on Friday, September 29th.

  1. call
  2. row
  3. salt
  4. belong
  5. bring
  6. bite
  7. get
  8. send
  9. coat
  10. tell
  11. how
  12. yard

sh, er, ng, ar, wh, aw, au

Bible Memory:

Please be practicing this with your child at home. I will be testing the students once we have completed the whole passage. Thank you!

Psalm 138:1-3

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. When I call, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Toonies for Terry – On Septermber 28th we will spend some time talking about Terry Fox and we will participate in our own Terry Fox run. If you would like to donate “Toonies for Terry” to be used for cancer research, it would be much appreciated!
  • Please update and return your comfort kit. Deadline is Oct. 2nd
  • Spell to Write and Read Seminar for Parents – we will be hosting a seminar for you to come and learn about our Spelling and Phonograms program. It will be on October 3rd from 3:15-4:15. Childcare will be provided, but in order for us to have enough staff to provide childcare I need you to let me know how many children you will have with you in need to childcare. Send me an email, or put a note in your child’s planner. Thanks so much!

Pictures from Our Week:

Show and Tell – Grey

Group Work

Playtime

Friday Update

Well, we have completed our first full week, and we are pretty tired! And I definitely include myself in that 😉 It has been a good week of learning all the routines and settling into the way things work in Grade Two. We have been working hard on remembering how to do our neatest and best work all the time, and reviewing things that we learned last year. It has been a good week.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, September 18th – Parent Welcome Night 6:30pm (I think I may have written the wrong time when I first mentioned this)

Friday, September 22nd – Pro-D Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

We started off our week slow and so we will be working on the same phonograms as we were working on last week.

  1. lone
  2. alone
  3. one
  4. food
  5. five
  6. led
  7. year
  8. house
  9. way
  10. some

ee, oo, th, or, ch

Bible Memory:

We will be continuing with the first verse for Bible Memory on Monday.

Psalm 138:1

“I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thank to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all  Your name.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Bring in your update comfort kit as soon as possible – deadline is Oct. 2nd
  • If you haven’t returned your Student Information form please return that to the office ASAP
  • Pizza lunch – Tuesdays is pizza lunch day – your child can bring $2 for one slice of pizza, or you can purchase a pizza card at the office. If they don’t have money, or a card, they will not receive pizza
  • Knight Day information – the last Wednesday of every month is Knight Day. On Knight Day your child may wear a Knight t-shirt or sweater and casual bottoms. You are able to purchase the t-shirt at the school store which is open on Wednesdays. If you do not wear Knight clothes, then you can wear your uniform as usual.

Pictures from Our Week:

Playing Outdoors 🙂

   

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